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Old 09-01-2003, 09:40 PM   #1
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how to set timing on 89 K1500?

Had a head gasket go bad, just need timing in a nut shell for this beast. 89 Chevy K1500 with 350 TBI unit. Heard I have to unplug a certain wire behind the plastic cover on firewall, then just set the timing at an idle to 0? Does this sound right or am I on the right track, also, what wire am I looking for anyways. Thanks for quick help.
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Yea man, i would be glad to help. Remove the relay cover from the pass side firewall ( three plastic nuts) unplug the timing connector, It will be a tan wire with a black stripe. the connector will most likely be taped to the larger wire loom with electrical tape. Set timing to 0 with the connector unplugged and at an idle with the engine warm. Dont forget to reconnect it when done.
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hey boogie, thanks for the info man, much appreciated!! Whatever happened to the good ole days when you could work on a vehicle? To old and stubborn at this point to change my ways, but guess gonna have to do something with the times a changin.
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i don't know about you, but i don't see much problem in just working on them. you may want to read the sticky's also.
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Reading the "sticky" messages at the top of the boards would be a good idea.
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